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Berkeley, Missouri
City
Official seal of Berkeley, Missouri
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Location of Berkeley, Missouri
Location of Berkeley, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County St. Louis
Area
 • Total 4.97 sq mi (12.87 km2)
 • Land 4.97 sq mi (12.87 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 538 ft (164 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,978
 • Estimate (2012) 8,953
 • Density 1,806.4/sq mi (697.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-04906
GNIS feature ID 0755756
Website cityofberkeley.us

Berkeley is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,978 at the 2010 census. Portions of Lambert–St. Louis International Airport are within the city limits.

History

Berkeley incorporated in 1937. The community was named after Berkeley Acres, a planned community.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.97 square miles (12.87 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 2,577
1950 5,268 104.4%
1960 14,123 168.1%
1970 19,743 39.8%
1980 15,922 −19.4%
1990 12,450 −21.8%
2000 10,063 −19.2%
2010 8,978 −10.8%
Est. 2015 9,073 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,978 people, 3,275 households, and 2,310 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,806.4 inhabitants per square mile (697.5/km2). There were 3,776 housing units at an average density of 759.8 per square mile (293.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 81.8% African American, 14.3% White, 3.5% Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races made up its population.

There were 3,275 households of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.6% were married couples living together, 37.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.26.

The median age in the city was 32.3 years. 30.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.9% male and 55.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,063 people, 3,600 households, and 2,588 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,040.6 people per square mile (788.1/km²). There were 3,953 housing units at an average density of 801.6 per square mile (309.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.69% African American, 20.64% White, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population. And 0.37% Asian, 0.26% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, and 0.43% from other races made the city's population.

There were 3,600 households out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.2% were married couples living together, 33.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population dispersal was 32.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 81.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,219, and the median income for a family was $34,148. Males had a median income of $29,511 versus $24,338 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,788. About 17.0% of families and 19.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

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